Berlinale: Programme

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T2 Trainspotting


Anjela Nedyalkova (Actress), Jonny Lee Miller (Actor), Ewen Bremner (Actor), Danny Boyle (Director), Moderation: Anatol Weber

Press Conference at full length

Did Renton really start a family, buy a car and a washing machine as he proclaimed at the end of Danny Boyle’s successful cult film? Or how else did he spend the 16,000 pounds he stole from his friends following their heroin deal? These may be the questions we ask ourselves twenty years later but there is barely time to answer them as Renton’s return to the place that was once his home ushers in a quick-fire succession of events. At first glance much has changed in Edinburgh, but for the friends of yesteryear much has also remained the same. It seems that they have long been waiting for Renton to put in an appearance: whilst the cynical Sick Boy greets him with a punch in the face, Begbie, fresh out of prison and still agile, goes berserk. And when it comes to Spud, the eternal dreamer, Renton finds himself having to save him once again from a final tumble into oblivion. Along with a soundtrack that plays no less of a role in this sequel, the cast of the first film hurtle with break-neck speed through a dark underworld of pimps and prostitutes. And amidst the chaos, Renton continues his search for the meaning of life.

Danny Boyle

Great Britain 2017


118 min · Colour

Rating R16


Ewan McGregor (Renton)
Ewen Bremner (Spud)
Jonny Lee Miller (Sick Boy)
Robert Carlyle (Francis Begbie)
Kelly Macdonald (Diane)
Shirley Henderson (Gail)
James Cosmo (Mr. Renton)
Anjela Nedyalkova (Nikki)


Danny Boyle
John Hodge, based on the story “Porno” and “Transpotting” by Irvine Welsh
Director of Photography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Jon Harris
Rick Smith
Sound Design
Glenn Freemantle
Production Design
Mark Tildesley, Patrick Rolfe
Rachael Fleming, Steven Noble
Gail Stevens
Andrew Macdonald, Danny Boyle, Christian Colson, Bernard Bellew
Executive Producers
Irvine Welsh, Allon Reich


Danny Boyle

Born in England in 1956, this award-winning director and producer began his career in the theatre in London. After working in television, he developed the commercially successful as well as critically acclaimed films Shallow Grave and Trainspotting, together with screenwriter John Hodge. In 2009 he won the Oscar® for Best Director for Slumdog Millionaire. At home in many genres – from horror film (28 Days Later) to biopic (Steve Jobs) – he continues to work for television and theatre. He directed the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, which was seen by an audience of millions.


1989 The Nightwatch; TV movie 1996 Shallow Grave (Kleine Morde unter Freunden) · Trainspotting 1997 A Life Less Ordinary (Lebe lieber ungewöhnlich) 2000 The Beach 2002 28 Days Later 2004 Millions 2007 Sunshine 2008 Alien Love Triangle; short film · Slumdog Millionaire 2010 127 Hours; writer and director 2013 Monkeys; TV movie · Trance 2015 Steve Jobs 2017 T2 Trainspotting

Produced by

London, Great Britain

TS2 Productions
London, Great Britain

Decibel Films
London, Great Britain

Cloud Eight Films
London, Great Britain

World sales

Sony Pictures Releasing International
Culver City, USA


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